An inmate at the Columbia County Jail has filed a class action federal lawsuit against Columbia County, Columbia County Sheriff Brian Pixley and Columbia County Lt. Brooke McDowall, seeking release from the jail based on his vulnerability to the COVID-19 outbreak and the jail’s alleged failu… Read more

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Grocery stores and other businesses in Columbia County that supply household items continue to struggle to keep up with public demand during the coronavirus health crisis. Read more

The St. Helens High School Robotic and Engineering Club, or SHREC, was all ready for regional competition this month in Wilsonville, but due to the coronavirus health crisis and classes postponed, the students are now waiting for their next opportunity. Read more

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended social distancing to slow the spread of infection. Read more

The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Read more

In a morning news conference today, Oregon Gov. Brown is expected to announce her decision on whether to implement a curfew on restaurants and bars to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to Portland media reports. Read more

Organizers said late Thursday, that the 2020 Columbia County Jobs Fair is still scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Columbia River Four Square Church, 555 Commons Drive, in St Helens. Read more

Snow flakes mixed in with rain showers caught the attention of some St. Helens residents and workers Friday morning. Read more

The alert reads, “At 9 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 23, an Ice Storm Warning is issued and will be in effect through 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.” Read more

Michael Paul, Public Health Administrator for Columbia County confirmed with The Chronicle today, March 6, that there are no cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Columbia County. Read more

Oregon State Police report driver impairment is believed to be a contributing factor in a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 30 near Rocky Point Road. Read more

This FBI Portland Tech Tuesday report is adapted from the Protected Voices initiative with a focus on providing cyber security information to political campaigns as well as businesses and individuals in Oregon. Read more

School officials in Columbia County are taking preventive steps to ensure student and staff safety in light of the coronavirus presumptive cases that have been reported by the Oregon Health Authority. Read more

With heightened concern about active shooter events across the nation,  Columbia County Department of Emergency Management is providing new security to local agencies, organizations and schools. Read more

Members of the St. Helens High School wrestling team are preparing for the upcoming State competition this weekend. Read more

A fourth person, Casey Garrett, has filed for candidacy for county commissioner in the Tuesday, May 19 Oregon Primary Election. Garrett filed on Feb. 24 for Position 3, against incumbent Alex Tardif, who had previously been running unopposed. Read more